Who Sang Get Up Off Our Knees? The Housemartins

The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Indie Rock/Pub Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 3:23
producer: John Williams
piano: Pete Wingfield
lead vocals: Paul Heaton
vocal: Paul Heaton
engineer: Phil Bodger
background vocals: Paul Heaton, Stan Cullimore, Norman Cook and Hugh Whitaker
guitar: Stan Cullimore
harmonica: Paul Heaton
drums (drum set): Hugh Whitaker
bass guitar: Norman Cook
composer: Ted Key, Stan Cullimore
lyricist: Paul Heaton
Famines will be famines, banquets will be banquets
Some spend winter in a palace, some spend it in blankets
Don't wag your fingers at them and turn to walk away
Don't shoot someone tomorrow that you can shoot today

Time to end the praying
Listen what they're saying

Get up off your knees
You can wag your finger till your finger's sore
Shake your head till it shakes no more

Paupers will be paupers, bankers will be bankers
Some own pennies in a jar, some own oil tankers
What may sound like tomorrow could be ours today
There's no more need for sorrow if we get off our knees to pray

Time to end the praying
Listen what they're saying

Get up off your knees
You can wag your finger till your finger's sore
Shake your head till it shakes no more

Countries will be countries, borders will be borders
Some have lost their folks at war, some have give orders
Don't wag your fingers at them and turn to walk away
Don't shoot someone tomorrow that you can shoot today

Time to end the praying
Listen what they're saying

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy Hour
  • 2 Get Up Off Our Knees
  • 3 Flag Day
  • 4 Anxious
  • 5 Reverends Revenge
  • 6 Sitting on a Fence
  • 7 Sheep
  • 8 Over There
  • 9 Think for a Minute
  • 10 We’re Not Deep
  • 11 Lean on Me
  • 12 Freedom
  • 13 I’ll Be Your Shelter (Just Like a Shelter)
  • 14 People Get Ready
  • 15 The Mighty Ship
  • 16 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother